About Papers Index

An index to selected articles, obituaries and reviews published in The Press, Christchurch Mail, Christchurch Star, Star Midweek and Star Weekender. 

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Key features

  • This index is compiled by Christchurch City Libraries.
  • Indexed material was published in the urban edition of The Press from 2 January 1995, the Christchurch Star from 14 October 1998 to 9 September 2005, The Star Midweek and The Star Weekender are indexed from 14 September 2005, The Star from 25th February 2016 and the Christchurch Mail is indexed from January 2012.
  • Obituaries and reviews are indexed from both The Press and The Star newspapers.
  • The Star Community newspapers, published every Monday, are not indexed.

More information

  • Search tips available under Keyword, Author, Title, Subject on catalogue landing page.
  • From January 2002, articles in The Star newspapers are indexed only if coverage does not also appear in The Press; the exceptions are obituaries and reviews which are indexed from both.
  • An index to The Press for the period 1861-1994 is available on microfiche on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga. An index to The Lyttelton Times for the period 1850-1860 is also available on microfiche.
  • Find out more about accessing New Zealand historical newspapers at Christchurch City Libraries.

Please note: Most local newspapers (including The Press, Christchurch Star) from the first issues, through to the present day, are available on microfilm on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga

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